111.4 hp per liter
Recreations Press Release) Oklahoma coachbuilder brings two
officially licensed 1967 Shelby continuation cars to the 2010 SEMA
Show for Ford and Cobra Electronics. G.T.500CR Performance Model
competes in "Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational" at Spring Mtn.
Yukon, Okla. (Nov, 2010) - During the 2009 SEMA show, Classic
Recreations founder Jason Engel announced plans to work with Shelby
American on the first series of officially licensed 1967 Shelby
Mustang continuation cars. One year later at SEMA 2010, Engel
brought not one but two G.T.500CR customer cars to the show after
invitations from Ford Motor Company and Cobra Electronics to display
vehicles in the company's respective booths. The car from the Ford
display was also called out as an "Ultimate Street Car" when Optima
batteries asked Engel to participate in the annual Optima Ultimate
Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) track shootout and television show
at Spring Mountain Raceway in Pahrump, Nevada, the Saturday after
"Having two customer cars in major booths at the SEMA Show was
really a coming out party for the G.T.500CR," Engel said. "We are in
full production and have shipped Shelbys all over the world, but
having vehicles in the Ford and Cobra booths, then being chosen to
take part in the OUSCI was a great thrill for us. Everyone knows we
can build a beautiful car - this was our chance to show that we also
build a fast car with the performance and reliability of a modern
supercar. I think we proved that at Spring Mountain Raceway and we
were truly honored that the crew at Optima chose us out of thousands
of vehicles on display at SEMA."
Both G.T.500CR Shelbys on display at SEMA were 545 horsepower
Performance Models, one finished in classic wimbledon white and
guards blue, the other featuring a two-tone gloss and matte black
paintjob. Both cars are powered by fuel injected, naturally
aspirated, hand-built 427 cubic inch engines. Other features include
a Tremec overdrive transmission, modern coil-over suspension with
rack-and-pinion steering, modern vented disc brakes, a custom
handcrafted interior featuring Carroll Shelby signature seats,
custom gauges, brushed aluminum trim, and five-point harnesses. Each
car is built by highly trained craftsman in the heart of America and
require well over 1,000 hours of manual labor.
The stealth car was a key part of the Cobra Electronic booth
display, where it was constantly surrounded by admirers and
photographers. The white car was part of the Ford Heritage Display
directly across from the Ford drift exhibition next to the Monster
Energy stage, where modern Mustangs demonstrated Ford performance in
a cloud of tire smoke.
Saturday after the close of the SEMA Show, the white Shelby competed
at the OUSCI in four competitions: autocross, road course, speed
stop and engineering. As one of only three Fords in a field of 60
top-tier supercars, the G.T.500CR stood out and made an impression.
When the tire smoke cleared, the Shelby finished in the top 20 on
the road course.
"The G.T.500CR is meant to be driven," says Engel. "Although the
overall look is vintage Shelby, essentially this is modern sports
car technology wrapped in vintage Shelby GT500 sheet metal. We had a
blast watching the car do what it was built to do. Classic
Recreations offers additional options on all our builds and next
year we're bringing out one of our supercharged, 780 hp "Venom"
models with four-link rear suspension and we'll really show them
what we can do."
About Classic Recreations
founder Jason Engel, and his company's team of skilled technicians
and craftsmen, have been modifying and custom fabricating
high-performance vehicles for more than 10 years. Each
built-to-order G.T.500CR takes approximately four months (nearly
2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Find out more about how to
get your own hand built vehicle at www.1967fastback.com.